Thu 26 October | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Your desk or portable device


A must-attend event for those practising in criminal law, exploring three important topics:

  • Update on major new case law regarding mens rea;
  • Name suppression; and
  • Bail – what you should know, recent developments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cameron v R, which changes the mens rea requirements for controlled drugs offences, and how it might be applied to other serious criminal offences.
  • Receive practical tips about when and how to apply for name suppression.
  • Learn more about the bail process and the practical steps you should take when making a bail application

Who should attend?

All criminal law lawyers.


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Ian Brookie

Ian began his career in 2001 as a solicitor for the large Auckland firm Rudd, Watts & Stone.  In 2003, he joined the office of the Crown Solicitor in Auckland – Meredith Connell. While a Crown prosecutor, Ian prosecuted a huge number and wide array of cases on behalf of the Crown, the Police and other Government entities in both the District and High Courts.

In 2013, Ian joined the independent bar and helped establish Sentinel Chambers in Auckland city.  As a barrister, Ian acts for defendants in the District Court and the High Court.  His criminal practice extends to appellate work in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Ian also prosecutes on behalf of WorkSafe NZ and the Commerce Commission. 

Nick Chisnall

Nick is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers. Before joining the bar, he was the Public Defence Service’s General Counsel and oversaw the PDS’s appeal practice. Before that, he was Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office, where he undertook appeals on behalf of the Solicitor-General. 

He has appeared many times on behalf of both defendants and the Crown in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Nick is an experienced jury trial advocate, both as a senior Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer and has defended and prosecuted all types of serious criminal cases.  

Julie-Anne Kincade

Julie-Anne Kincade has been a criminal Barrister since 1991. She was in chambers in London until December 2005, prosecuting and defending all levels and types of criminal cases from Crown Court to Appellate level.

From 2007 until 2013 she was a Senior Solicitor and Associate at Meredith Connell. In 2013 Julie-Anne joined the independent Bar and subsequently has appeared in high profile murder trials as well as the full spectrum of criminal work from driving offences to Court of Appeal appearances. 

She sometimes lectures on Criminal law to trainee investigators in Animal Welfare.

She is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and Auckland Women Lawyers Association. She is a member of the medico-legal group. Since February 2016 she has been a member of Blackstone Chambers in Auckland.


His Honour Judge Nevin Dawson